Time Management Training

by Hettie Woehler
(last updated February 4, 2014)

Do you know what the cost of five minutes loafing is? Do you know what the cost of 10 minutes productively spent is? No matter how you look at it, time really is money however you spend it. Who really needs time management training? The simple answer is everybody. Ever experienced how things we learn during seminars, training sessions, and studies are neglected? We don't even notice how we slip back into old, slack habits. You know how to set goals, but do you succeed in reaching them within the set time limit?

  • What are you doing while waiting? Waiting for someone to return a call or to fetch a file or end a telephone conversation can become a definite time waster. How can you be productive while waiting for something or someone?
  • How do you set a money value on your time? Lack of relaxation will result in very high health costs. Relaxing too much, will cause your monthly budget to surprise you most negatively at the most inconvenient time.
  • Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? You can be either a positive investment or a negative expense at work as well as at home. Having a beer while your wife is mowing the lawn, or chit-chatting with a friend while your husband needs a hand with a task you pointed out to him, is not productive either.
  • Where to go for time management training. Your employer can send you on a time management course at a training firm or you can follow such a course at a training center of your choice. Why pay for the course yourself? Because it is as much an asset to you as to your employer. There are free time management courses available on the Internet too. If you decide to take an online course, you should also join the group discussions in the chat room of the course presenters.

Let us sum up what we were talking about. Who needs time management training? The answer is everybody does. What is covered in such training? All the important subjects that we can use to teach us proper time management skills are taught in this type of training. What are you doing while waiting? How do you set a money value for your time? Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? The answer is really simple; you can only be one or the other. Make sure that you know which one you will be. Where to go for time management training? Check with your employer to see if they have any courses that they can offer, and take full advantage of them.

Author Bio

Hettie Woehler

Hettie lives in Mokopane, South Africa. She writes articles for a country-wide monthly newspaper, The Vessel. She self-published a devotional book in 1993 and writes a regular column, Hettie's Chatterbox, for the S.A. Neuromuscular Foundation. ...


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